You can win $1000 for your snow sculpture

You can win $1000 for your snow sculpture

For the past seven years, Dubuque has held their annual winter snow sculpting festival. It features professional, amateur, and collegiate artists who turn a large cube of snow into a masterpiece. Address: Washington Park, 700 Locust St, Dubuque, IA 52001 Website: https://dbqart.org/snow-sculpt What is the Winter Arts Snow Sculpting Festival? Teams of three compete for…

One of Iowa’s best scenic overlooks and our state’s oldest restaurant – all in one trip.

One of Iowa’s best scenic overlooks and our state’s oldest restaurant – all in one trip.

It’s one of Iowa’s best scenic overlooks – and it’s right next to Iowa’s oldest restaurant. Hmm, sounds like a road trip! Scenic overlooks at Balltown There are technically two different overlooks that are about a half mile apart. Neither overlook has bathroom facilities or water available. Overlook in Balltown along Ridge Road. Address: 600…

See over 100 Tiffany stained glass windows at St. Luke’s Church in Dubuque, Iowa.

See over 100 Tiffany stained glass windows at St. Luke’s Church in Dubuque, Iowa.

Louis Tiffany was a master with glass.  While most stained glass artists were painting pieces of glass, Tiffany was embedding the color within the glass.  In 1881, he was asked to create stained glass for Mark Twain’s home.  A year later, he was asked by President Arthur to decorate several rooms in the White House.  …

Check out the great views at Eagle Point Park in Dubuque, Iowa.

Check out the great views at Eagle Point Park in Dubuque, Iowa.

Cost is $1 per car, but the views are priceless. It’s one of my favorite city parks in the state of Iowa – even though it’s technically just a “picnic” park meaning that it is day-use only. There are no campgrounds or cabins. From my perspective, the highlights of the park are the views and…

4 reasons to stay at the Grand Harbor Resort in Dubuque, Iowa.

4 reasons to stay at the Grand Harbor Resort in Dubuque, Iowa.

Looking for a unique hotel in Dubuque, Iowa that’s different from the rest of the standard hotels? Check out Grand Harbor Resort which sits right on the bank of the Mississippi River. #1:  25,000 square feet of indoor water park Grand Harbor Resort350 Bells Street, Dubuque, Iowa 52001 Website: https://grandharborresort.com/ Google Maps location When my…